Canton Jura declares forest emergency

Canton Jura declares forest emergency

Sept. 3, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
Canton Jura says it’s facing a forest emergency. More than 200,000 cubic meters of trees are dying.
2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

July 12, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Last year’s extended heatwave damaged forests in Switzerland. 
A quarter of Swiss wood harvest felled in storms

A quarter of Swiss wood harvest felled in storms

Jan. 19, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
The storm at the beginning of the week felled a quarter of the amount of trees that are normally harvested in a year.
Police forces issue warnings ahead of strong winds

Police forces issue warnings ahead of strong winds

Jan. 3, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Police forces in the northern parts of the country are warning people to be prepared for strong winds.
Geneva winds bring down trees and scaffolding

Geneva winds bring down trees and scaffolding

Dec. 15, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Strong winds around Geneva last night has brought down trees and damaged scaffolding.
High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

Nov. 13, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
High winds and heavy rains caused damage right across the country over the weekend.
Cold snap coming - but winter may not be here just yet

Cold snap coming - but winter may not be here just yet

Oct. 19, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
The weather this month is being described as ‘extraordinary’. A forecaster for Meteosuisse told the Blick...
Ticino town will plant tree for every child born

Ticino town will plant tree for every child born

Oct. 12, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
The Ticino town of Mendrisio will plant a tree for every child born or adopted in the city.  It’s part of ...
Weather to cool down by end of the week

Weather to cool down by end of the week

June 26, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Summer is here and the outdoor music festival season is in full swing across the country – but forecasters say ...
Long weekend weather set to disappoint

Long weekend weather set to disappoint

June 2, 2017, 6:38 a.m.
As we move into the long weekend – make the most of the weather today and tomorrow, as forecasters say it will ...
April weather continues to be rather odd

April weather continues to be rather odd

April 18, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
The weather this month is throwing up several strange phenomena.  Yesterday the country had snow, a sandstorm, a...
High winds cut power and fell trees

High winds cut power and fell trees

March 1, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
High winds yesterday cut power in many villages, brought down trees and damaged buildings.
Geneva residents fight to save trees

Geneva residents fight to save trees

Oct. 28, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Geneva residents have been reacting to the chopping down of 34 mature trees on at Plainpalais. Police had to interve...
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